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Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
If you watched The Frugal Gourmet on PBS years ago when his show was the best, you may have seen Jeff Smith make this barbecue sauce. It's a very old recipe (not one of his originally) and it makes a great pork or beef rib marinade. If I recall correctly, Jeff Smith said an old woman who ran a hotel in Chicago gave him the recipe. Anyway, it will keep for a long time, stored in the refrigerator. Another great use for this blend is as a Bloody Mary base -- see directions below. This sauce is much thinner than most barbecue sauces and the recipe makes a LOT as listed! Enjoy. big pat.
- 2 quarts water
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups Worcestershire sauce (prefer L&P)
- 1 1⁄2 cups prepared yellow mustard
- 1 quart catsup (I use Red Gold)
- 1⁄2 cup freshly milled black peppercorns
- 1⁄2 cup red pepper flakes (you can adjust this to taste)
- 3 quarts red wine vinegar
- 1 quart dry white wine (non-sweet ( make sure it's a quart)
- 1⁄2 cup salt
- Do not prepare any part of this recipe in aluminum vessels -- it will ruin them!
- Mix all ingredients in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes.
- I store mine in gallon jugs in the refrigerator.
- For the PODC Bloody Mary: 1 1/2 oz. vodka; 1 1/2 oz. tomato juice; dash of fresh lemon juice, and; 1/2 teaspoons PODC barbecue sauce. Shake well with crushed ice and serve on the rocks with a celery stick.
My husband made this year's ago from a Jeff Smith cookbook. Delicious in fluffy hot white rice. Not meant as a traditional BBQ sauce replacement; I read online that it originated as a marinade to take the
Thanks I made this years ago and lost the recipe during a move. This is best when used on pork then grilled